African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire Project Updates
On Tuesday, we released a story by guest writer Allison Edwards about Pablo Fanque (born William Darby). Fanque was the first Black English circus owner, becoming famous in Victorian Britain for his extraordinary shows. During his career which spanned over 30 years, he starred as a tightrope walker, acrobat and a gifted equestrian. Fanque primarily performed in Yorkshire and Lancashire where audiences flocked to see his extraordinary talents.
To read about Pablo Fanque click here
Yesterday we released a piece written by Audrey Dewjee regarding the adoption of three orphans from Hull by African American troops during World War Two.
To read this touching story click here
If you have any further information about the Simmons family click here
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